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First Aid

Horse First Aid for Shock

EquiMed Staff

Horse First Aid for Shock

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 15:03

Learn about the 5 different types of shock that occur in horses. Your preparation could help save a horse's life in the case of shock …

General Care

Managing Equine Emergencies

Flossie Sellers

Managing Equine Emergencies

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 16:06

Learn about the 9 symptoms that indicate an emergency with your horse and follow the five tips for effective preparedness when your horse needs quick effective …

General Care

Tips for Making Winter Riding Safer

Miriam Rieck

Tips for Making Winter Riding Safer

by Miriam Rieck

April 22, 2017 14:41

Riding your horse during the winter gives you both a chance to keep fit and enjoy the beauty of a winter landscape. This article offers tips to help you keep …

Six Tips to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy During Fall and Winter …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:27

Although horses are very adaptable to cold weather, managing their physical and nutritional needs takes some planning …

Tip of the Day

Daily turnout is the best preventative measure against the development of stereotypical behaviors such as cribbing, weaving, and wood chewing.

Hoof Care

Treating Quarter Cracks

Flossie Sellers

Treating Quarter Cracks

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:28

Learn what causes quarter cracks in your horse's hooves and the 7 steps necessary to repair an infected quarter crack, and why prompt services of a farrier are …

Hoof Care

Summer Hoof Care for Your Horse

Miriam Rieck

Summer Hoof Care for Your Horse

by Miriam Rieck

May 22, 2017 13:16

Equine health author Miriam Rieck shares some of her hoof-care knowledge developed through experiences with her favorite horse, Nan. Includes great ideas that …

Dr. Getty's December Tip: Why Don't Horses Have Gallbladders …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:07

Add this to your collection of useful horse factoids that (surprise!) you actually needed to know: Horses don't have a gallbladder because horses are designed …

Reproductive Care

Problems in Equine Reproduction

EquiMed Staff

Problems in Equine Reproduction

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 13:37

Thinking about breeding your mare or stallion? A basic understanding of potential problems will help you make good decisions along the way. This primer covers …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Rearing

A horse rising up on its hind legs. Seen in nature as part of a fight response.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

Trouble rides a fast horse.

Italian Proverb

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